In 1990, Congress passed the Pollution Prevention Act. Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, celebrated during the third week of September each year (September 17-23, 2017), highlights the efforts of EPA, its state partners, industry, and the public in preventing pollution right from the start.
Beginning Monday, the Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) will be publishing a P2 related blog post each day and will also be spreading the P2 message on Twitter using the hashtag #P2Week.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have information about events occurring throughout the country. The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable also has a handy P2 Week Toolkit from 2014 for organizations looking for ways to participate.
Within the region, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management will hold its 20th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show on September 19-20 in Plainfield, IN. The theme is “Celebrating 20 Years of Pollution Prevention in Indiana.” The conference will also include presentations of the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.
Managing Risk Through Pollution Prevention, a full-day workshop held on the day before the IDEM conference, will lead companies to a better understanding of environmental risk management and how to reduce those risks with pollution prevention techniques. The day will combine lecture with hands on exercises to lead the group towards identification of specific practices they can undertake at their facilities to reduce risk.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has compiled a P2 Week Planner, which includes a sample resolution and press release.